Report: Gas prices up 20 cents in Rockford since last month
Gas prices continue to rise in Rockford.
According to reports from GasBuddy.com, gas prices have increased by 20.6 cents in Rockford over the past month.The city's average cost is $2.37 per gallon, which is five cents higher than last week.
Despite the rise, gas prices are slightly lower than this time last year in Rockford. Drivers were paying $2.46 per gallon last year, according to GasBuddy.
"Since gas prices bottomed out nearly two months ago, average gas prices are up 20 cents," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "We may see another 20 cent hike or so over the next two months, or perhaps greater if there are any refinery kinks that arise. We'll still be in good shape for summer gas prices to be under their year ago levels, so all is not lost."
Rockford prices are still below state average at $2.42 per gallon and national average at $2.43 per gallon. For the latest prices and trends on gas prices,